Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin - The cure for the neocons idiotism: A story of true leadership


Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin - The cure for the neocons idiotism: A story of true leadership
  1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin - The cure for the neocons idiotism: A story of true leadership
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin turns 65 on October 7, 2017 Vladimir Putin was born in Leningrad (currently St. Petersburg) on October 7, 1952. His father Vladimir Putin (1911-1999) had been a submariner before World War II. In 1941 he was drafted into the Red Army. First, he served in a mobile internal security battalion of the NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs - the then equivalent of the Interior Ministry), and then in the 330th infantry regiment of the Red Army's 86th…
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Russian President Vladimir Putin turns 65 on October 7, 2017 Vladimir Putin was born in Leningrad (currently St. Petersburg) on October 7, 1952. His father Vladimir Putin (1911-1999) had been a submariner before World War II. In 1941 he was drafted into the Red Army. First, he served in a mobile internal security battalion of the NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs - the then equivalent of the Interior Ministry), and then in the 330th infantry regiment of the Red Army's 86th division. Suffered a serious injury in November 1941. After the war worked as a foreman at the Yegorov Industrial Plant in Leningrad. Mother, Maria Shelomova (1911-1998), a general worker, survived the Nazi siege of Leningrad. In 1975, Putin graduated from the Department of Law (International Law Branch) of the Leningrad State University. Underwent a retraining course of KGB operatives in Leningrad (1976) and in Moscow (1979) at the Dzerzhinsky Higher School of the KGB of the USSR. In 1985, graduated from the Andropov Institute of the KGB of the USSR (currently the Academy of the Russian foreign intelligence service SVR). Academic degree - Candidate of Sciences (Law). In 1997, defended a dissertation entitled Strategic Planning of the Mineral and Resources Base Reproduction in the Context of Emerging Free Market Economy Relations (St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region) at the St. Petersburg Mining Institute. Upon graduation from the Leningrad State University was assigned to a position in the KGB of the USSR. His first job was in the secretariat and then in the counter-intelligence unit of the KGB Office for Leningrad and the Leningrad Region. After a course of studies in Moscow was transferred to Department N. 1 (foreign intelligence) of the KGB Office for Leningrad and the Leningrad Region. In 1985, was given an assignment at the KGB office in the German Democratic Republic. Worked in Dresden up to 1990. Held positions of a senior operative, assistant and senior assistant to the chief of a section. Returned to the Soviet Union in January 1990. Starting from February 1990 worked as a foreign affairs assistant to the Leningrad State University's rector and then, as an adviser to Leningrad's Mayor Anatoly Sobchak. In June 1991, Putin was appointed to chair the foreign relations committee of St. Petersburg Mayor's Office. In August 1991, together with other officials of the mayor's office came out against the State Committee on the State of Emergency. On August 20, 1991, the next day after the introduction of the state of emergency resigned from the state security service. In 1992, took the position of St. Petersburg's deputy mayor while retaining the post of the foreign relations committee chief. In March 1994, when Sobchak took over as the head of the city's administration, Putin was appointed his first deputy. Later, when the posts of the head of the city administration and mayor were merged, Putin's position was renamed to deputy mayor, chairman of the city's foreign relations committee. After Sobchak lost the mayoral election in St. Petersburg in June 1996 Putin quit his post. In August 1996, he was transferred to a position at the Russian presidential property directorate in the capacity of its deputy chief (his immediate superior in that capacity was Pavel Borodin). Supervised the directorate's department of law and foreign property-related matters. Moved to Moscow together with his family. Starting from March 1997 - deputy chief of the presidential staff, chief of the presidential Main Control Directorate. In May-July 1998 - first deputy chief of the presidential staff (at that moment the presidential staff was led by Anatoly Chubais and then Valentin Yumashev). July 1998 - August 1999 - director of the Federal Security Service (FSB). Putin's predecessor in that capacity was Nikolai Kovalyov. Simultaneously, from March to August 1999 - the Russian Security Council's secretary. On August 9, 1999, President Boris Yeltsin said he had made a decision to dismiss the Sergey Stepashin-led government and asked the State Duma to endorse Vladimir Putin as Russia's new prime minister. On the same day Putin was appointed first deputy chairman of the Russian government and at the same time as acting head of the Cabinet of Ministers. On August 16, 1999, the State Duma approved of Putin's appointment as prime minister (he received the support of 233 legislators of the 439 who participated in the voting). Putin's first weeks and months in office as number one in the Russian government saw Chechen militants' intrusion into Dagestan and a string of terrorist attacks in Russian cities (Buinaksk, Volgodonsk and Moscow) and the start of a counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus. On December 31, 1999, President Boris Yeltsin declared his resignation thus placing presidential duties in Putin's hands. On March 26, 2000 Russia saw an early presidential election with eleven candidates taking part. Putin emerged the winner to have collected 52.94% of the votes in the first round. Communist candidate Gennady Zyuganov was second with 29.21%. The inauguration of the newly-elected president took place on May 7, 2000. On March 14, 2004 Putin was elected for a second term to have received 71.31% in the first round (Communist candidate Nikolai Kharitonov was the runner-up with 13.69%). The inauguration followed on May 7, 2004. From May 8, 2008 to May 7, 2012, Putin was Russia's prime minister (his appointment was supported by 392 legislators of the 448). His predecessor was Viktor Zubkov. In 2008-2012 Putin led the national party United Russia (without being the party's member). On September 24, 2011, the then President Dmitry Medvedev asked the national congress of the United…
  1. Official: Ghana gas station explosions kill number of people

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    10.07 / 22:45 o.seattletimes.com
    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s deputy information minister says a tanker explosion at a gas-filling station, followed by a secondary blast, has left a number of casualties in the Legon suburb in northwest Accra. Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah said the gas tanker exploded Saturday near the station and the initial fire has been controlled. He said fire […
  2. North Korean embassies work on raising money to send back home

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    10.07 / 22:45 o.seattletimes.com
    North Korean diplomats and their underlings have brokered deals for weapons and drugs and more mundane products like machine tools and…
  3. Extreme weather a big test for Tokyo’s elaborate defense against flooding

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    10.07 / 22:23 o.seattletimes.com
    Across Japan, rainfall measuring more than 2 inches an hour has increased 30 percent over the past three decades, the Japan Meteorological Agency estimates. The frequency of rainfall of more than 3 inches an hour has jumped 70…
  4. Montana mayoral candidate only needs 1 vote — his — to win

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    10.07 / 22:23 o.seattletimes.com
    MANHATTAN, Mont. (AP) — There’s only one person running for mayor of Manhattan, Montana and he only needs to vote for himself to win. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that Glen Clements was the only person to apply to be a write-in candidate for the position on the November ballot. Under Montana law, any other […
  5. 3 arrested during protest at Virginia University event

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    10.07 / 22:05 o.seattletimes.com
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three people have been arrested following a protest during a bicentennial celebration at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The star-studded Friday night show featured performances by Leslie Odom Jr., the star of Broadway’s “Hamilton” and the Goo Goo Dolls. The Daily Progress reports that as journalist Katie Couric, a university […
  6. Arkansas church named for martyred Oklahoma priest

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    10.07 / 22:05 o.seattletimes.com
    DECATUR, Ark. (AP) — A small Arkansas church has been named in honor of a martyred priest from Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports the Catholic church in Decatur has been dedicated as a mission and named the Blessed Stanley Rother Catholic Church. The Most Rev. Anthony Taylor, bishop of the Diocese of Little Rock, says the […
  7. Tulsa businessman to join crowded field for governor in 2018

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    10.07 / 22:05 o.seattletimes.com
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa businessman is the latest candidate to jump into the race for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma governor in 2018. Kevin Stitt has scheduled news conferences on Monday in Jenks, Edmond and Lawton to formally announce his candidacy. The 44-year-old father of six is the chief operating officer of Gateway […
  8. Authorities seize 76 pounds of methamphetamine in Oregon

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    10.07 / 22:05 o.seattletimes.com
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested three men in western Oregon and seized handguns, more than $50,000 in cash and 76 pounds of methamphetamine. The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/2y0RIRv ) that the men from Hubbard were arrested over a three-day period beginning on Monday after a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Linn […
  9. Trump reaches out to Schumer, Democrats in bid for 'great' new health care law

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    10.07 / 21:54 events.baltimoresun.com
    Trying to revive health care talks, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he had spoken to the Senate's Democratic leader to gauge whether the minority party was interested in helping pass "great" health legislation. The answer back: Democrats are willing to hear his ideas, but…
  10. 'Putin, go away': Protesters rally across Russia on president's 65th birthday

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    10.07 / 20:45 events.baltimoresun.com
    In a challenge to President Vladimir Putin on his 65th birthday, protesters rallied across Russia on Saturday, heeding opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to pressure authorities into letting him enter the presidential race. Police allowed demonstrators in Moscow to rally near the Kremlin…
  11. Davenport woman pleads guilty to stealing from association

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    10.07 / 20:25 o.seattletimes.com
    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from the School Nutrition Association of Iowa. The Quad-City Times reports that 74-year-old Norma Jean Adams pleaded guilty Friday to commission of an unlawful activity. She faces up to 25 years in prison when she’s sentenced at a later date. […
  12. TSA warns of man trying to enter restricted airport areas

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    10.07 / 20:25 o.seattletimes.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Transportation Security Administration is warning officials to be on the lookout for a man who has tried to gain unauthorized access to airports across the country, most recently in Maryland. TSA said in a recent warning that Ahmed Olasunkahmi Salau has tried for at least a year to access restricted […
  13. Colorado officials won’t release Roan Plateau culling data

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    10.07 / 20:25 o.seattletimes.com
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials are refusing to release the results of the first year of culling mountain lions and bears on the Roan Plateau. The Daily Sentinel reports that Colorado Parks and Wildlife turned down its request for the information because of a lawsuit challenging the program, which is aimed at […
  14. Opinion: Payments to Nebraska Parole Board members improper

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    10.07 / 20:25 o.seattletimes.com
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legal opinion issued by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office says nearly $58,000 in payments made to three departing Nebraska Parole Board members for unused sick and vacation time were improper. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the opinion, issued Friday, agreed with a finding by the State Auditor’s Office that the […
  15. Ohio man among soldiers killed and hurt at US army base

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    10.07 / 20:10 o.seattletimes.com
    FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — Officials say an Army private from Ohio has been killed after a military vehicle struck a formation of soldiers at a training base in South Carolina. The Ohio soldier killed Friday at Fort Jackson has been identified as Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft, of Cincinnati. A soldier from Tennessee also was killed. […
  16. A few visitors to Cuba report symptoms similar to attacks on U.S. workers: official

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    10.07 / 19:59 events.baltimoresun.com
    The United States has received "a handful of reports" from American citizens who say they've experienced symptoms similar to those in attacks of U.S. government workers in Havana, a State Department official said Friday. The U.S. isn't vouching for the reports. In a security notice Friday to…
  17. Police probe letter calling on day care to fire black worker

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    10.07 / 19:35 o.seattletimes.com
    WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) — Police are investigating an anonymous letter calling on a Pennsylvania day care center to fire a black worker because of her skin color. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that the Bridge 2 Creative Leaning Center in Whitehall Township received an envelope Tuesday containing letters addressed to the owner and a worker. […
  18. Economic development surging in New Mexico tribal community

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    10.07 / 19:35 o.seattletimes.com
    ZUNI PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — An entire neighborhood dating back to the mid-1900s is being remodeled. There’s a building boom going on in Zuni Pueblo in western New Mexico. Zuni Councilwoman Virginia Chavez told the Gallup Independent (http://bit.ly/1jl8YBA) that economic development was the focus when she ran for office in 2014 and pledged her support […
  19. Corner store owner shot during apparent robbery attempt

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    10.07 / 19:35 o.seattletimes.com
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia corner store owner was critically injured in a shooting during an apparent attempted robbery. A police spokeswoman says officers were called to Freddy Grocery in the Mantua neighborhood of west Philadelphia just after 8:30 p.m. Friday. Investigators said a customer found the 49-year-old woman behind the counter with […
  20. Fairbanks home heat initiative cleared for 2018 ballot

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    10.07 / 19:35 o.seattletimes.com
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Voters will get to decide if they want to prohibit the Fairbanks North Star Borough from regulating heating appliances and combustible fuels after a petition initiative received the required number of signatures to get on the city’s ballot next year. While the group of Alaska residents who are pushing to roll […